Chicken Marsala – What’s It All About? A Dish Served at the Zia Diner

If you have ever dined at an Italian restaurant, you might have seen chicken marsala on the menu. This delicious dish is relatively simple to prepare, and it only includes a handful of simple ingredients.

When preparing chicken marsala, you must start by slicing your chicken into strips or cutting it into small pieces. Then, the chicken should be lightly tossed in flour and light seasonings and gently sautéed in a warm pan. After the chicken is almost fully cooked, you should remove it from the pan and place it on another plate. Then, you can make a marsala reduction sauce by adding wine, mushrooms and herbs and simmering until the sauce reduces to a thick consistency. A few minutes before the sauce is done, it’s a good idea to add the chicken back to the pan to make sure that it is hot and flavorful.

The chicken marsala can be eaten alone, or you can serve it over rice. For a more Italian feel, you can serve it over spaghetti or fettuccine noodles, or you can choose another favorite pasta. For added flavor and a pretty presentation, you can sprinkle a few chopped, fresh herbs over the meal before serving.

About Zia Diner:

The Zia Diner is a true Santa Fe icon, now celebrating 25 years as a part of this community. Serving upscale, down home comfort food, the Zia Diner serves updated renditions of diner classics – think Green Chile-Pinon Meatloaf – along with an eclectic menu of southwestern and international comfort food. This high-energy restaurant and bar prides itself on its professional and friendly service and exceptional food. The Zia uses grass-fed, additive-free beef, free-range and additive-free chicken and eggs, and local, organic, fair-trade Agapao Coffee. Their bread is delivered daily from Fano Bakery in Albuquerque. All pies, cakes, cookies and pastries are baked from scratch in their kitchen.

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